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Get ready for the next wave of pharmaceutical litigation with HarrisMartin's Drugs & Medical Devices. This reporter will keep you one step ahead of drug and medical device litigation with in-depth investigations, guest commentaries and objective courtroom coverage on today's and tomorrow's hottest drugs and supplements.


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Issue #4, April 2002

A Toxicologist's Perspective on Baycol <i>by Michael D. Corbett, Ph.D.</i>


Baycol Fact Sheet: Including a Timeline of Events<br> and Review of the Literature


Public Citizen Petitions for Withdrawal of Meridia Diet Drug

The nationwide consumer organization Public Citizen has filed a petition with the FDA asking it to ban sibutramine, a popular diet drug marketed under the trade name Meridia


PPA Plaintiffs File Amended Complaint in Philadelphia Following Objections

Plaintiffs in the Philadelphia state court PPA litigation have amended their complaint following orders issued in February on the defendant's first round of objections to the master long form complaint


Special Master Appointed in Baycol MDL to Oversee Collection of Medical Records

According to Pretrial Order No. 11 in the Baycol MDL, Professor Roger Haydock had been appointed Special Master to ensure that Bayer Corporation does not obtain access to medical information without prior court approval


Oklahoma Jury Awards Family $11.55 Million for Rezulin Death

A jury has awarded the family of an Oklahoma man $11.55 million in damages after concluding that that the diabetes drug Rezulin caused his fatal liver injury


Son of Convicted Murderer Can Sue Pharmaceuticals, Mississippi Court Rules

The Mississippi Supreme Court has reversed a ruling that granted summary judgment to two doctors and two pharmaceutical companies accused of failing to adequately warn of the alleged link between homicidal tendencies and Prozac and other antidepressants


Judge Finds Expert's Ephedra Testimony Deficient, But Refuses to Strike It

A federal judge overseeing an ephedra personal injury case has refused to strike the causation testimony of a plaintiff's expert witness, despite finding that it does not comply with federal rules of civil procedure


Nationwide Class Action Filed Against Makers of Thimerosal-Containing Vaccines

A comprehensive nationwide class action lawsuit has been filed in California against the manufacturers of some two dozen vaccines that contained the preservative Thimerosal as an ingredient


Government Wants Thimerosal Class Action in Federal Claims Court

The federal government has intervened in a thimerosal class action claiming that the U.S. Court of Federal Claims has exclusive jurisdiction over the case


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